My work here still feels new and fresh.

by Kristen Growney Yamamoto, Co-Executive Director

Rita and I took over the co-Executive Director roles at GLIDE only 2 months ago. While, I’ve been at GLIDE for over three years, my work here still feels new and fresh.  As Co-Executive Director, I am energized by my new role and both the opportunities and challenges it brings to me and GLIDE each day.

During my time here at GLIDE, I have developed an understanding of the expanse and depth of GLIDE’s programs. In my new role, I am continually struck by the impact of our programs with both our clients and GLIDE’s impact on the entire city of San Francisco.  I love seeing the lives that GLIDE touches every day.  I also love hearing others express their admiration for what GLIDE has provided and stood for in its 45-year history. It makes me feel like the luckiest person in the world to contribute to GLIDE’s greatness.

The future is one that will bring change and new ideas to Glide, yet build upon our foundation of unconditional love, radically inclusivity, and our commitment to the poor. Our programs are committed to alleviating suffering and breaking the ‘cradle to prison’ pipeline.  Glide’s programs can do both and programs–like our new literacy initiative and health-care for anyone who needs it–demonstrate this.  As we look forward, the organization will continue to meet the needs of our community and respond to new needs as they arise, all amidst an environment of economic uncertainty for both our clients and the organization.  Our community of clients, employees, and volunteers keep us strong.

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Thanks to everyone who stopped by last night to make signs for this Saturday's @womensmarch in San Francisco! Meet us at 10:30 am at GLIDE this Saturday! @womensmarchbayarea #womensmarch #hearourvoice #powertothepolls Thanks to everyone who joined GLIDE at the #mlkjrday March on Monday! This Saturday we will be pounding the pavement again with the #WomensMarch. Hope to see you there! GLIDE will be marching at the 2018 Women's March in San Francisco! We would love for you to join us in demanding equal rights, opportunities and representation for women! See the flyer above for details about times, transportation & options for folks with limited mobility.
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